18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Friday, February 6, 1914: Got a cold. Guess tis the first I’ve had this winter. Didn’t feel very good today at all.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Colds are no fun.
I always catch colds when I’m exhausted and feeling down. I think that it affects my immune system. I bet that the same thing happened to Grandma.
She did a recitation the previous night at a Christian Endeavor service—and it didn’t go well since she forgot part of it.